London: Exercise lowers LDL “bad cholesterol”, a new study has discovered.
The Brunel University study also found that both fat and thin people who did not exercise both had high levels of LDL.
Leader researcher, physiologist Dr Gary O’Donovan said that many people believed that the only benefit of exercise was weight loss but being thin was not enough to protect people from unhealthy levels of blood cholesterol. Slim people also needed to exercise, he said.
High levels of LDL is associated with coronary heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.